Sunday, August 19, 2012

Advertising Wasteland: Japanese Anime on VHS

While we covered the high cost of anime on VHS in an earlier post, this vintage 1989 advertisement we've uncovered is also worth a look. Released under the "Just For Kids" Home Video banner, these tapes were going for $29.95 a pop. Fortunately, the advertisement offered a buy-two-get-one-free deal. Though unknown to many anime fans at the time, Just For Kids released some fairly atrocious English-dubs, but even the dialogue was nothing compared to how much they butchered the films via editing and undue censorship. 

Available at the time were: Battle for Moon Station Dallos, Clash of the Bionoids (the original Macross movie), Defenders of the Vortex, Locke the Superpower, Space Firebird, Techno Police, Space Warriors - Battle for Earth Station S-1.

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